Our Pre-Finished Douglas Fir, ‘Quick-Lock’ T&G Shiplap with Nickel Gap, Wood Ceiling & Wall Planks give you the popular 1/8 inch reveal of traditional shiplap paneling with the added benefits of an Interlocking Tongue & Groove profile.
Unlike conventional shiplap planks that simply overlap one another and must be face nailed when installed, the end-matched, ‘Quick-Lock’ Tongue and Groove (T&G) profile interlocks on ALL 4 edges (2 long sides + 2 short ends) eliminating the need for end-joint seams to be placed on a ceiling joist or wall stud. The resulting benefit is a Quick & Easy, Tight-Fitting, Low-Waste installation that can be Blind Nailed to conceal all fasteners.
Milled from premium-grade, Solid Douglas Fir to meet our 99% usable specifications, each plank is then factory finished with with a stain color and/or a hard, satin sheen top coat and UV cured for a super smooth surface with extreme durability.
What is Douglas Fir?
Many people tend to confuse Pine and Douglas Fir or think that there is no real difference between these two popular wood species. This is understandable because both are softwoods harvested in the northern hemisphere and are used extensively in the building trades for lumber, plywood, flooring and other woodworking projects.
While both species have their merits and are excellent choices for a variety of projects, there are some differences you should be aware of when considering which one you may want to purchase for your home:
1. Grain & Stability
Wood grain is an excellent indicator of overall stability. The closer together grain lines are, the more strength and stability there is to the wood. Pine tends to have broad grain lines that wander, and if not properly prepared and dried (like all of our Pine Planks are) the soft wood between those grain lines may expand and contract, causing cupping and twisting. Douglas Fir on the other hand, features a tight, flowing grain pattern that is naturally more resistant to warping and twisting.
Pine’s grain structure varies in colors ranging from brown to yellow-white while Douglas Fir has a uniform dull-yellow color. Douglas Fir grain features a beautiful flowing effect that is absolutely stunning and because of its incredibly uniform appearance, it readily accepts a wide variety of finishes with great consistency.